More than 250 guests joined Austin Community College at a ceremonial groundbreaking for phase 2 of its Round Rock Campus.
ACC President/CEO Dr. Richard Rhodes and other guest speakers emphasized the importance of the partnerships behind the campus.
“ACC provides a vital link between schools and the business community,” said Round Rock City Council Member Writ Baese.
Round Rock Chamber of Commerce President Mike Odom also said Round Rock Campus programs are a direct reflection of community needs.
“When we support our community college, we’re supporting our own future,” he said. “There is no more critical time for us to be investing in our workforce, and this new structure will do that.”
The construction and renovations will expand campus capacity by 1,000 students and add specialized facilities for programs like nursing, sonography, and surgical technology. The project will add an ACCelerator lab with more than 140 computer stations for self-paced online learning supported by onsite faculty, tutors, and librarians.
A new 45,000 square-foot general education building is scheduled to open summer 2018. Renovations are scheduled to be complete in fall 2018 (buildings 2000 and 3000) and spring 2019 (building 1000).